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Hotelier of the Year: Play It Again, Sam Nazarian

December 31, 2013 at 3:02 PM | by | Comments (5)

It's that time of year again: the 2013 HotelChatter Awards! Today and tomorrow, we'll be showcasing the best (and worst) of hotels over the past year. But we couldn't do it without you! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, or shoot us an email. And the Award goes to...

It was pretty clear from the start of 2013 that Sam Nazarian would win the Hotelier of the Year for the second year in a row.

When we gave Nazarian this distinction in 2012, we hinted that 2013 would be an even bigger year for him. And he didn't wait long.

In February, SLS Hotels not only announced the SLS Las Vegas would open in fall 2014 but they also announced a new SLS Hotel for Seattle. Then in March, SLS released plans for a second hotel for Miami in the Brickell neighborhood (this hotel would also have SLS-branded residences attached.) The company laid low for a few months but then put forth some major expansion plans in July by announcing their intent to take the SLS brand to China by 2015.

Yet things really heated up at the end of the year. SLS and its parent company, sbe (also founded by Nazarian) opened their second Redbury Hotel in Miami Beach, just in time for Art Basel. (Remember, they also run The Raleigh in Miami Beach too.) Then the day before Thanksgiving, they dropped the news that they would be spinning off their Hyde nightclub into a hotel brand called Hyde Hotels. Two locations are already in the works in South Florida. And lastly, just a few weeks ago, the SLS International Hotel in Philadelphia was officially announced.

Amidst all this, the original SLS Hotel in Los Angeles celebrated its 5th birthday.

2014 will obviously be a hugely important year for Nazarian (and SLS and Hyde and Redbury) as many of these announcements and developments finally come to fruition (VEGAS BABY.) But will there be even more up Nazarian's sleeve in 2014? We kinda think it must be getting crowded up there but we guess, make hay while the sun shines. This hotel boom clearly won't last forever.

More importantly, will we see a three-peat next year? Possibly, but if Sir Richard Branson and his Virgin Hotels finally gets going and if Ian Schrager ramps up the Public Hotels expansion, that could make this race interesting.

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The Redbury South Beach Will Open Just in Time for Art Basel

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  Site Where: 1776 Collins Ave [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States
November 8, 2013 at 11:43 AM | by | Comments (0)

Great news for Art Basel goers and Miami lovers alike--The Redbury South Beach will open on December 1st, just a few days before the massive art fair takes over the city on December 5.

We've been eagerly anticipating The Redbury's arrival, not just because we love the original Redbury in Hollywood so much, but because the hotel, whose mission is to provide you with a "home away from home" will offering some crazy sexy cool amenities and services like Crosley record players with a collection of vinyl curated by Capitol Records and Universal Music Enterprises, 24-hour room service from Tony Mantuano's Lorenzo restaurant downstairs, complimentary BMW house car service with a three-mile radius, complimentary WiFI, 24-hour Redbury Hosts service and perhaps most importantly, VIP access to the sbe Collection.

This ultra-perk gets you inside the nightclubs, bars, restos, pools and beaches at the SLS Hotel and The Raleigh which is directly across the street as well as any other sbe restaurant or bar, including the Hyde lounge at the American Airlines arena.

While we couldn't find one of the hotel's 69 rooms available on opening night, we did find a room on December 16th for $221. Not bad for these peppy hotel rooms with a real residential feel and access to the sbe wonderland.

[Photo: The Redbury South Beach]

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The Redbury Looks Straight Out of a Music Video (Because It Is)

September 10, 2013 at 6:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

We fell in lurve with The Redbury's rock glam interiors from the moment we stepped inside the hotel back in 2010. And now the hotel has some real rock credibility to tout.

The new music video for the popular Australian band, The Rubens, was recently filmed at The Redbury. The concept for the video was actually conceived by the hotel's designer himself, Matthew Rolston, who has an impressive list of music videos on his filmography resume.

The song, "The Best We Got", is a little too emo for our tastes but the video is super sexy and it was shot entirely at The Redbury--in the lobby, on the rooftop, and of course, in the guestrooms. They even have the band dining with some hot girls at the hotel's restaurant, Cleo (girls who later get nearly naked on the beds.)

No doubt, this video will fuel the rock star dreams of adolescent boys everywhere. Not to mention, it's a clever way of enticing Australians--the #1 international feeder market for LA--to come stay at The Redbury.

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The Redbury South Beach is For Real and It's Opening This Fall Too

Where: 1776 Collins Ave [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States, 33139
May 21, 2013 at 12:48 PM | by | Comments (3)

We had the news yesterday that the SBE company would be spinning off their Redbury Hotel in Miami but today, we've got the full lowdown from SBE themselves. And it's good, like really good.

First off, The Redbury South Beach will open this fall. Wham, bam, thank you mam! As you can see from the Twitpic from @DeeTCL, work is already underway. (The hotel is opening out of the old Fairfax Hotel.)

Word is the design will be inspired by its Hollywood roots but will also weave in the art deco vibe of South Beach. All in all, the hotel will have 69 rooms and suites.

Restauranteurs Larry Levy and Bob Heyat are responsible for bringing in the hip food & beverage offerings including the lobby restaurant, Lorenzo, which will be helmed by James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano who has four great restaurants in Chicago, include Spiagia and Terzo Piano at the Art Institute. As you can guess, the restaurantwill serve up authentic Italian cuisine.

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